Top 7 Attributes Needed to be a Top Sales & Marketing Assistant Today
By Cheryl Ebner
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It always has been a little complicated to figure out what exactly makes a top-notch Sales & Marketing Assistant. Well-Run Concepts has been conducting research to quantify what is needed in the position of Sales & Marketing Assistant today. We used a comprehensive, validated, step-by-step process called the Trimetrix system to determine what is needed for top performance. This article will summarize our findings to date and here is what we found.
- SELF MANAGEMENT: The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.
Independently pursues business objectives in an organized and efficient manner
Prioritizes activities as necessary to meet job responsibilities
Maintains required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct supervision
Minimizes work flow disruptions and time wasters to complete high quality work within a specified time frame.
- PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: The ability to establish a process for activities that lead to the implementation of systems, procedures or outcomes.
Defines plans and organizes activities necessary to reach targeted goals
Organizes and utilizes resources in ways that maximize their effectiveness
Implements appropriate plans and adjusts them as necessary
Consistently demonstrates organization and detail orientation.
- RESILIENCY: The ability to quickly recover from adversity.
Continues toward goals in the face of difficulty and adversity
Handles criticism and rejection from others with objectivity
Recovers quickly from personal setbacks
Moves past unforeseen obstacles without unnecessary delay
- RESULTS ORIENTATION: The ability to identify actions necessary to complete tasks and obtain results.
Maintains focus on goals
Identifies and acts on removing potential obstacles to successful goal attainment
Implements thorough and effective plans and applies appropriate resources to produce desired results
Follows through on all commitments to achieve results
- SELF STARTING: The ability to initiate and sustain momentum without external stimulation.
Initiates relevant activities toward achieving business goals
Independently completes projects and produces desired results
Requires little or no supervision to stay focused on necessary activities
Readily identifies and pursues business opportunities without outside direction
- CUSTOMER FOCUS: a commitment to customer satisfaction.
Consistently places a high value on customers and all issues related to customers
Objectively listens to, understands and represents customer feedback
Anticipates customer needs and develops appropriate solutions
Meets all promises and commitments made to customers
- INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: The ability to interact with others in a positive manner.
Initiates and develops business relationships in positive ways
Successfully works with a wide range of people at varying levels of organizations
Communicates with others in ways that are clear, considerate and understandable
Demonstrates ease in relating with a diverse range of people of varying backgrounds, ages, experience and education levels
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Article Submitted On: July 11, 2005